Fat Injections, Boston Cosmetic Center (Micro Fat Grafting)
Fat injections are used to fill depressions or lines in the skin. Most often, fat injections are used to fill in sunken cheeks or laugh lines between the mouth and nose. This procedure may also be used to correct skin indentations or depressions often formed from acne scarring, and is also performed to enhance the lips.
Fat is similar to bovine collagen in that it corrects the same areas of the face: acne scars, lines, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, lip enhancement, and cheek folds. However, Perlane® is not surgical and is not permanent. Fat is more permanent (depending on your body and the surgeon's technique), and is a minor surgical procedure requiring local anesthetic.
Fat is taken directly from your body and re-injected in specific areas of the face. Since the fat is from other areas of your body, (such as the abdomen, buttocks or thighs) there is little possibility of adverse reaction. The fat is withdrawn using a syringe with a large-bore needle or a cannula (the same instrument used in liposuction) attached to a suction device. The fat is then prepared and injected into the recipient site with a needle.
Although swelling and bruising will be present, discomfort is minimal and you should be ready to resume normal activity within a few days. The swelling and puffiness in the enhanced area may last several weeks, especially if a large area was filled. It is important to keep in mind that your body will absorb some of the re-injected fat, and repeated injections of stored fat may be needed for optimal results.
Call us for a consultation, and see if Fat Injections at the Boston Cosmetic Center might be right for you.